Williamstown student among Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize

Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan MP today announced that local Williamstown student, William Penfold will join the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize tour in 2018, tracing the steps of Australians who served in World War Two.

The Andrews Labor Government is providing the opportunity for young Victorians to learn about our military history and to travel to historical sites where Australians have served in conflict. Since 2014, the Prize has sent 240 Victorian students to locations including Lemnos, the Western Front, Singapore and Darwin.

Forty-two students won their place on the 2018 tours by submitting entries that considered the impact of war on Australian society.

Twenty-two students will head to Darwin and Singapore in April, joined by three teachers, and two veterans.

The 10 day itinerary will include the Darwin Military Museum, Fort Hill Wharf, Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Changi Chapel and the Kranji War Memorial.

Now in its 15th year, the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize provides a unique chance for Year 10 and 11 students to reflect upon the spirit of the Australians who have fought for their country and the impact of war on our society.

For more details or to apply online, visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au/soap

Quotes attributable to Wade Noonan MP, Member for Williamstown

“This is a unique opportunity for William and the other participants to learn about the sacrifices made by our veterans and appreciate the decisive moments in our history.”

“Very few young people get the opportunity that William has been given, so I’m sure he will absolutely embrace the experience.”